Sweetcorn

 

Sow seed in greenhouse end of April transplanting early June in blocks 45cm between plants. Alternatively sow in situ end of May. (Not ‘Super Sweets’). Sweet Corn needs free draining soil with a good humus content, and a sunny sheltered site. Earth up stems in summer for better root anchorage. Frit Fly can be a problem but control measures are not usually worthwhile. Please Note: ‘Super Sweet’ varieties should not be grown near ordinary varieties. They also require more favourable conditions particularly from seed sowing through to early establishment. However the resultant crop more than justifies the extra effort.

EARLIBIRD F1 Hybrid

Very early ‘super sweet’ variety with superior cob quality. High row count of small grains, good tip fill.

PRELUDE F1 Hybrid

An early variety which produces tall plants 2m (100”) with large 22cm (101/2”) long cobs. This ‘super sweet’ variety has 16 rows of kernels and well-protected tips.

LARK F1 Hybrid

A mid season extra tender sweet variety. This plant grows to 2m (100”) with cobs 21cm(101/4”) in length. The cobs have 18 rows of kernels, are a bright golden colour and have a lovely sweet flavour.

EARLIGOLD F1 Hybrid

Excellent quality, large cob and early into production.

SWEET NUGGET F1 Hybrid

A well proven mid-season ‘super sweet’ variety. Excellent yield of long, uniform cobs.

SEVILLE F1 Hybrid

A high quality mid - late season super sweet variety with good cold tolerance. Strong vigorous plant.

MINIPOP F1 Hybrid

Bred especially to produce mini sweet corn ideal for use in salads or stir fry dishes. Plant 30cm (1ft) apart and harvest immature cobs when 10cm (4") long.